Coleen Rooney ‘is embroiled in yet another legal battle with Rebecca Vardy after legal fees are doubled’


Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls’ day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in yet another legal battle with Rebecca Vardy, this time over £1.5million legal costs.

The wife and mother of four, 36, put her worries aside for the lavish dinner with friends, where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress.

Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic Wagatta Christie defamation trial earlier this year, has doubled the costs her rival is demanding from the £750,000 figure originally proposed.

Beauty: Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls' day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in yet another legal battle with Rebecca Vardy, this time over £1.5m legal costs

Beauty: Glamorous Coleen Rooney enjoyed a fun girls’ day out on Wednesday amid claims she is embroiled in yet another legal battle with Rebecca Vardy, this time over £1.5m legal costs

During the lunch with her closest friends, she looked great in a bright satin dress, which she teamed with black leather heeled boots.

She accessorized with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the expensive French designer as she sipped cocktails with her equally stylish pals.

Coleen posed for a solo photo at the Kitten Japanese restaurant in Manchester before taking a group photo outside the posh restaurant.

Together: The WAG and mother-of-four, 36, put her worries aside for the posh meal with pals, where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress

Together: The WAG and mother-of-four, 36, put her worries aside for the posh meal with pals, where she looked gorgeous in a green silk dress

It comes as it is believed the new fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebecca, with the mother-of-four also expected to pay £500,000 in legal costs.

A source said The sun: “This costs hearing was always supposed to take place, but after her victory, Colleen’s costs doubled from what she originally requested.

‘[Rebekah] now he’ll probably have to hire his own lawyers to litigate Colleen’s claims one by one. Just as Colleen is adamant that she’s entitled to every penny, Becky probably won’t let that slip.

“If Colleen had stuck to her original assessment then maybe this issue would have been done and sweetened by now.”

Posing up a storm: She accessorized with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the expensive French designer as she sipped cocktails with her equally stylish pals

Posing up a storm: She accessorized with huge gold Chanel earrings and a bag from the expensive French designer as she sipped cocktails with her equally stylish pals

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coleen Rooney and Rebecca Vardy for comment.

It was previously reported that Coleen and Rebecca are set for one last dramatic High Court battle over who will foot the multi-million pound bill for their costly ‘Wagatta Christie’ defamation battle.

Sources close to Coleen – who won her case in July – told The Mail on Sunday that she will fight to ensure Rebecca pays the full amount, which is estimated to be up to £3m.

Usually, the winning party will have to pay about 30 percent of the costs.

Friends: Coleen poses for a solo photo at Kitten Japanese restaurant in Manchester before taking a group shot at the posh restaurant

Friends: Coleen poses for a solo photo at Kitten Japanese restaurant in Manchester before taking a group shot at the posh restaurant

But Coleen’s team said the judge’s damning ruling that Becky had sold stories about her to The Sun newspaper meant it was “inconceivable” she would not be made to pay the full amount.

Mrs Justice Steyn ruled that Becky and her agent Caroline Watt had floated stories about Coleen, the wife of former England captain Wayne.

Rebecca is suing her ex-girlfriend for defamation over a now-famous social media post in which Colleen described running a “special operation” by posting fake stories to select followers on her personal Instagram account to reveal who was leaking stories about her to The Sun.

The “big reveal” post in October 2019 concluded: “This is… Rebecca Vardy’s account.”

Money drama!  Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic Wagatta Christie defamation trial earlier this year, has doubled the costs she wants her rival to pay from the £750,000 figure originally proposed

Money drama! Sources claim the beauty, who won her historic Wagatta Christie defamation trial earlier this year, has doubled the costs she wants her rival to pay from the £750,000 figure originally proposed

After Rebecca filed a lawsuit, Colleen offered her a “hands off” offer, which meant they would both walk away paying their own expenses. She also suggested that they make a charitable donation.

But Rebecca refused, leading to an expensive High Court trial. Now, after her victory, Colleen wants her opponent to pay.

A source close to Coleen said: “Coleen didn’t want this to happen. She knew the money would be better spent on so many other things, but she wasn’t going to let Rebecca get away without paying the full cost.

“She tried to settle so early, but Rebecca wouldn’t. And if you look at the outline of the judgment, it’s inconceivable that a judge wouldn’t agree to pay them in full. Let’s not forget, this action was brought by Rebecca and she lost spectacularly.”

Tough: The new fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebecca (pictured), with the mother-of-four also expected to pay £500,000 in legal costs

Tough: The new fees could mean a return to court for Coleen and Rebecca (pictured), with the mother-of-four also expected to pay £500,000 in legal costs

At a preliminary hearing in March last year, the costs were estimated at £1.3 million.

Now, after the case was heard in the High Court for two weeks, reports claim the total could be £3 million.

Rebecca’s barrister, Hugh Tomlinson QC, is reported to be charging £10,000 a day, while his opponent, David Sherborne, charges around £8,000.

There is speculation that Rebecca and her husband, Leicester City striker Jamie, may have to sell their Portuguese villa to pay the legal bill.

Tough: Rebecca is suing her ex-boyfriend for defamation over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described running a 'special operation' by posting fake stories to select followers on her personal Instagram account to reveal who was leaking stories about her (pictured in 2016)

Tough: Rebecca is suing her ex-boyfriend for defamation over a now-famous social media post in which Coleen described running a ‘special operation’ by posting fake stories to select followers on her personal Instagram account to reveal who was leaking stories about her (pictured in 2016)



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